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The Official Wine Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by audiophilia, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    I have a stupid Eve 6 song in my head now.
     
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  2. Cary Grant

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    This.

    But in today's world of instant gratification, purportedly erasing a decade's-long wait for aging (which we all know these gimmicks don't do) appeals to too many.
     
  3. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    i can see the appeal if a wine is super closed and one wants to open it up a bit. that is, i can see the appeal to giving it a decanting, nevermind the blender part.


    having said that, as you alluded to, decanting does just that - opens up the wine a bit. Can't replicate the qualities a wine gets when it has been sitting in a cellar for a few years.
     
  4. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've noticed that with older wines they do open up a lot and generally can continue to produce different qualities as they open up. With younger wines opening them up helps tame them a bit, but they also go downhill very fast. Cheaper, younger wines open more than a few hours I can start to taste the change whereas an older wine will continue to open up.
     
  5. b1os

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    Had two bottles of Famille Perrin Tavel yesterday and today. A nice hearty rosé.
     
  6. erictheobscure

    erictheobscure Senior member

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    ^ by yourself? (no judgment--just curious)
     
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  7. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    No, but other stuff before and after.
     
  8. indesertum

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    I had some perrin vacqueryas last night that was delicious. Rich and fruity and some nice lingering earthy tobacco notes
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You also divulged to me this week that you cannot finish a bottle of wine by yourself. Step up your game, man.
     
  10. indesertum

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    When I finished the bottle I was going to text you proof but then I felt like it wasn't such a big deal. Took me quite a few hours but I got 'er done.
     
  11. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    srs? I could kill a bottle while making dinner.
     
  12. indesertum

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    :( generally I'm gone after about half a bottle Asian genes but also haven't trained as hard as the fob Asians. My friend was telling me how his whole extended family drinks and they've been training him since middle school on soju. Once he got in high school his uncles would run the gauntlet on him
     
  13. ballmouse

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    Just seems like a bad idea to drink too much when you're young. If that were the case with me, I would've just been thinking about getting drunk all the time then.

    And I think everyone gets a crash course in college. Doesn't that help?
     
  14. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Oh fuck you. Seriously.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Once I was at Bemelman's bar and there was this old geezer at the bar next to me. He literally looked like he was about to die. Just incredibly old, impeccably dressed and he was drinking scotch like it was water. I couldn't believe it. Maybe he was trying to kill himself, but I would have gone to the hospital.
     
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    Dude must have been loaded to be able to drink like that at Bemelman's.
     
  17. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Probably lived upstairs. My $24 martini was giant though, kind of like that place we were at Tuesday.
     
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  18. gomestar

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    y'all were out partying Tues? was that when i was working?
     
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    I never understand what people mean when they say, "party". Some people will be like, "yeah, when I was younger I used to party, but I've calmed down." What does "to party" mean? To have some drinks? In my mind it was always more severe, like doing blow and having weekend long benders.
     

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